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IMPROVology at the Lobero
May 29, 2019 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Zoo comedy show you know and love…now at the Lobero Theatre!
Special Guests: Joseph Brandt, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, California Condor Recovery Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service & Tara Stoinski, PhD, President and CEO/Chief Scientific Officer, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund will serve as Animal Experts and Independent columnist Starshine Roshell and KEYT meteorologist Alan Rose take the judges’ seats.
Can California condors be comical? Do gorillas generate guffaws? And what’s so funny about a monkey’s uncle?
Find out at IMPROVology, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s science-meets-comedy show, which has outgrown its nest and flown the coop, landing at the Lobero Theatre.
Hear stories from animal experts Joseph Brandt, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist who oversees local efforts to bring the California condor back from the brink of extinction; and Dr. Tara Stoinski, who has studied gorillas for more than two decades and heads up the renowned Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
Then LA’s Impro Theatre use these stories as fuel for side-splitting skits, songs, and silliness created on-the-spot.
Think TED Talks meets Whose Line Is It Anyway. But about condors and gorillas.
Local pianist Konrad Kono provides the mood music with Dr. Michael Schindlinger (past expert: wild parrot languages) on bass. Celebrity judges award points to each team. It’s family-friendly fun, with audience participation encouraged.
Cost: Buy tickets through the Lobero box office. $70/VIP; $30/Reserved; $25/ for Santa Barbara Zoo Members (includes Lobero service fee).